"Do you think that water is Deep??"
D.O.B.: 1981 Sep 15
From a small town in the East Midlands of England, Andrew Fisher joined the Royal Army after dropping out of the University of Hull. He served in several units before joining the 16 Air Assault Brigade. Experienced, outgoing, and friendly, Fisher had heard about the Ghosts while working in the British Special Forces.
“Hey Andrew, I bet you can’t swim across that lake” his friend told him. Undressing to his undergarments Fisher waded into the lake and began to TRY to swim across it. The lake was one of many that dotted the country side of his home town, and they were always full of kids during the warmer summer months. On this particular day, Andrew and his friend Greg were walking home from school when they happened upon this particular lake. “You’ll never make it you blighter,” Greg shouted from the bank. Andrew was a smart kid, always doing well in school and seemed to have a great deal of common sense about him. If anything his one failing would be that he was fearless, and on this day he decided to show Greg he was by swimming that blasted lake if it was the last thing he ever did. And it almost was. Andrew you see, never really learned how to swim well. Struggling to make his way across the lake, he almost drowned himself. Rescued by a farmer, Fisher never recovered from his incident. Even through basic training, his career with the assault brigade, and even during his assignments with the British Special Forces did he ever get over his fear of big bodies of water.
16 Air Assault Brigade (16 Air Asslt Bde) is a formation of the British Army based in Colchester in the county of Essex. It is the Army’s rapid response airborne formation and is the only Operational Brigade in the British Army capable of delivering Air Manoeuvre, Air Assault and Airborne operations.
It was formed as part of the defence reforms implemented by the Strategic Defence Review on 1 September 1999 by the merging of 24 Airmobile Brigade and elements of 5th Airborne Brigade. This grouping created a highly mobile brigade of parachute units and airmobile units which employ helicopters
The Special Air Service or SAS is a special forces regiment of the British Army that has served as a model for the special forces of many other countries all over the world.810 The Special Air Service together with the Special Boat Service (SBS), Special Reconnaissance Regiment (SRR), and the Special Forces Support Group (SFSG) form the United Kingdom Special Forces under the command of the Director Special Forces.
While the Special Air Service traces its origins to 1941 and the Second World War, it gained fame and recognition worldwide after successfully assaulting the Iranian Embassy in London and rescuing hostages during the 1980 Iranian Embassy Siege, lifting the regiment from obscurity outside the military establishment.11
The Special Air Service comprises 22 Special Air Service Regiment of the Regular Army, 21 Special Air Service Regiment and 23 Special Air Service Regiment provided by the Territorial Army. It is tasked with special operations in wartime, and primarily counter-terrorism in peacetime.